The Little Epicurean

Nov 26 2014

Chocolate Swirl Bread Pudding

Chocolate Swirl Bread Pudding

Bread pudding.  I get goosebumps just thinking about all the different flavor combinations I could make.  There are savory ones like my parmesan bread pudding with bacon and kale, and then there are the magical sweet ones like this chocolate swirl bread pudding.

I have a love/hate relationship with bread pudding.  It’s one of my favorite things to make, but it’s so darn hard to photograph.  It’s often messy, but then again, it’s usually the messy foods that are the tastiest.  Bread soaked in a rich custard and baked until golden.  It sounds sooo delicious, right?

Chocolate Swirl Bread Pudding

A couple of weeks ago, La Jolla Baking Company offered to send me a sample of their new chocolate swirl sliced bread.  I’ve never been one to shy away from chocolate, so I agreed to give it a try.

OH MAN. Alex and I couldn’t stop eating it.  No kidding.  We ate for it breakfast every morning for a week. (Simply toasted with with a slather of peanut butter for me and almond butter for Alex.)   Sure I could have kept eating the chocolate swirl bread as toast, but that’s not good enough for me.  I need more.  I need bread pudding!

Nov 25 2014

Milk Punch (Spiced Milk with Whiskey)

Milk Punch (Spiced Milk with Whiskey)

Can we talk?  I have something that I’ve been thinking about for quite some time.  Before we get all serious, let me pour you a mug of milk punch.  (Deeeeelicious, huh?) By a show of hands, how many of you have a dog?  How many of you live with multiple dogs? I have one dog.

Nov 24 2014

Mini Peanut Butter Pretzel Cheesecakes

Mini Peanut Butter Pretzel Cheesecakes

Thanksgiving week is here!  That means it’s time to put on those stretchy pants. Bourbon pecan pie, mashed potatoes with gravy, creamed corn, biscuits and dinner rolls.  Once Thanksgiving hits, it’s all downhill for me.  The holiday season somehow always turns into a never-ending buffet.  With all the gatherings, get-togethers and parties every weekend until

Cranberry Orange Bourbon Cocktail

I’ll have an old fashioned, please! That’s my signature drink.  Without a doubt, unless we’re at a place that has fantastic wine, you betcha I’m ordering an old fashioned. There’s something about orange and bourbon that just works well together.  However, one and half of an old fashioned and I’m out.  It’s quite a stiff drink

Persimmon Steel Cut Oatmeal

Waking up at the crack of dawn is not something I look forward to.  Especially now that it’s finally chilly in LA, all I want to do at 5 am is stay warm in my cozy bed.  I have to set multiple alarms on running days, otherwise I’ll never get up.  I often use coffee

Something Sweet